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“Souper” Thank You 

The Stewardship Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the Souper Sunday Cook-off and to those who helped make it a success.  We collected $206 that will go directly to the scholarship fund.

Thanks to all of our soup cooks who prepared their delicious creations for our contest:  Andrea Jones (Clam Chowder), Susan George (Vegetarian Chowder), Ron Ramseur (Special Chicken Soup), Jim Sperelakis (Lentil Soup), John Patriakeas (Bean Soup), Ruth Riley (Cream of Carrot & Cheddar), Joanna Tsiantas (Chili), Genie Schaeffer (Onion Soup), Cathy Chadwick (Seafood Chowder), Daphne Tikellis (Corn Chowder).

Thanks to all of the dessert chefs who made our event complete.  Also a special thanks to Jennifer Cooper for donating the carefully chosen chef prizes! See photos from this event here.

Congratulations to our Winners:

1st Place: Special Chicken Soup, prepared by Ron Ramseur

2nd Place: Onion Soup, prepared by Genie Schaeffer

3rd Place: Corn Chowder, prepared by Daphne Tikellis    

Winter High Tea Delight

Image result for pictures of high tea                 Click on the teapot for photos of this event!

St. Basil's Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the High Tea event during coffee hour on January 15th.  Thank you for your generous donations.  All were used for the purchase and installation of a new dishwashing sprayer unit for the sink.  See pictures from the day by clicking on the photo above!

The event would not have been possible without our generous table sponsors who decorated a table and provided a delicious cake centerpiece.  Special thanks to our sponsors: Maria Andriotakis Connor and Tina Klidaras, Jill and Don Argyrople, Melinda Patrick, Ruth Riley, Genie Schaefer and the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Sunday School Class students and parents Irina Popescu and Joanna Hight. Thanks also to those who helped to shop, prepare the sandwiches and scones, and clean up.  

Greek Ladies Aid Society (GLAS) Thank You!

GLAS would like to thank everyone who donated to St. Basil's Academy and participated in the cutting of the Vasilopita on Sunday, January 8th. 

Greek Ladies Aid Society  

Membership cards for 2017 are now available.  Please see Irene Falite or Dorothy Davis to update your membership for 2017.  A donation of $15 goes a long way in helping us help others less fortunate than ourselves.

Plants for Sale

Peter Davis has kindly grown and potted Jade Plants which are found in the entryway and the narthex. For a small offering in the plate, you are welcome to take one home.

Please Note

If you have recently moved or changed your email address, please contact Stacey Kevorkian at staceykevorkian@gmail.com so that we can keep both our mailing list and the listserv for email current.  Thank you!

Save the Date 

Saturday, March 18th - Church Music Institute 

All Choir members, Directors, Organists, Psaltai, Youth Diectors, Religious Educators are welcome to join this seminar that will take place at our church, located at 7 Harris Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 on March 18, 2017 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  A continental breakfast will be served and a luncheon is included for all.  There is no registration fee to attend, however, you must RSVP to Cynthia Alex at cindialex1@gmail.com, Metropolis of Boston Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians.

Sunday, March 19th - Festival Kick-off Meeting

Please join us on Sunday, March 19th following Divine Liturgy as we begin to plan for another successful Greek food festival in 2017.  We are always loking for new volunteers and people with fresh ideas and motivation to continue to improve our festival.

March 24th - 26th - Get Your Picture Taken

The GLAS has hired Lifetouch Photography to prepare a New Church Directory for our Church Family.  The Scheduled times for having your pictures taken are as follows.  Contact Daphne Tikellis to schedule a time 978-270-6089. She will also be available in Nicholson Hall every Sunday after church.

Friday, March 24th 2-9pm (except 6:30-7:30)

Saturday, March 25th 10:30-6pm

Sunday, March 26th 12-6pm

 

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